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How certification could reduce the environmental impacts of marijuana farms

Eric Biber, professor of law | January 16, 2013

This article from the LA Times (a few weeks old) highlights an emerging environmental problem in California – and presumably, elsewhere around the country: The negative impacts on water quality and availability and habitat from marijuana farms.  Farms often use enormous amounts of water to grow their crops, without getting the necessary permits for diverting … Continue reading »

Yes on California’s Proposition 19: Legalize marijuana

Jonathan Simon, professor of law | September 24, 2010

On November 2nd, California voters will have an opportunity to legalize marijuana use for all persons over 21 and authorize local government to regulate its use and sale (see the BallotPedia article for more on the initiative). Legalizing marijuana will not, by itself, turn around our catastrophic prison overcrowding. Relatively few people are in prison … Continue reading »